Removal & Installation
Disengage caulk (-A-) and remove drive shaft nut (1) and washer.
- Hoist vehicle.
- Remove wheel.
- Drain transaxle oil.
- Remove tie rod end split pin (1) and castle nut (2).
Disconnect tie rod end (3) from steering knuckle (4) by using special tool 09913-65210.
Using plastic hammer (2), drive out drive shaft joint (1) so as to release snap ring fitting of joint spline at center shaft.
Disconnect front suspension control arm ball stud (1) from steering knuckle (2) after removing ball stud bolt (3) and nut.
Remove drive shaft assembly.
CAUTIONTo prevent damage of boots, be careful not to contact them with other parts when removing the drive shaft assembly.
Remove center shaft support bolts (3) and remove center shaft support (2) with center shaft (1) from differential side gear shaft (if equipped).
Install drive shaft assembly by reversing removal procedure noting the following points.
Tighten each bolt and nut to the specified torque.
Transaxle oil filler/level and drain plug -a- (for M/T vehicle) 15.5 ft. lbs. (21 Nm)
- Apply sealant -a- 99000-31260 to drain plug (1) and filler / level plug (2) for manual transaxle.
- Fill transaxle with oil.
- Tighten each bolt and nut to the specified torque.